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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde ‘When a golden girl can win prayer from out the lips of sin, when the barren almond bears, and a little child gives away its tears, then shall all the house be still, And peace come to Canterville’ A stately home’s unquiet ghost wages war on the sceptical American family who are its new owners. Only the daughter’s love and innocence can resolve matters. …Wilde’s masterful tale wittily blends gothic horror with comedy and romance.The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. There are few stories in the classic canon that so brilliantly counterpoint comedy, romance and the supernatural as this one does. Wilde’s plot centres on the thoroughly modern US ambassador and his young family who buy Canterville Chase, an English stately home, complete with its late Elizabethan owner (the ghost of the title) whose well honed haunting techniques are constantly thwarted by the inconsiderate incomers. After a series of entertaining incidents an unexpected reconciliation brings matters to an emotionally satisfactory conclusion. One of the author’s earliest works, first published in serial form in 1887, The Canterville Ghost has been the subject of many international film, TV and radio adaptations. For demi-paradise, Stephen has abridged the original novella into short story form.